Lethal Listings: The Kids Are NOT Alright – 7 Horror Films That Did The Unthinkable


Behind the scenes, there are a few rules filmmakers have to follow to appease the studio execs and censors. Some are as silly as the number of curse words used by a main character, while others are as arbitrary as how much side boob is considered nudity. These rules are put in place to protect movie audiences, despite the genre, and the biggest rules on the list are no killing animals and no killing children.

In horror movies the sometimes senseless death of characters is to be expected. One of the high points for most horror fans is the comfort in knowing that there will be murder and mayhem during the film that they’re watching. That being said, the death of an animal or a child is still jarring, weather it happens on or off camera. What’s most important is if that death moved the story along or was just there for shock value?

During this episode of Lethal Listings, we’ll be leaving the lovable pets alone as we focus on children in the horror genre and firmly state The Kids Are NOT Alright: 7 Horror Films That Did The Unthinkable!


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— A Quiet Place https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6644200/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

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— Roy Scheider https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001702/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— Robert Shaw https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001727/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— Richard Dreyfuss https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000377/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

— The Blob (1988) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094761/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Chuck Russell https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0751080/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

— Nightmare On Elm Street 3 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093629/?ref_=nm_knf_i2

— The Mask https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110475/?ref_=nm_knf_i3

— Frank Darabont https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001104/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

— Kevin Dillon https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001143/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— Shawnee Smith https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0809938/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— The Stand https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108941/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_52

— Saw https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387564/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_25

— The Feast Trilogy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_(2005_film)

— John Gulager https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0347657/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

— Patrick Melton https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1733317/?ref_=tt_ov_wr

— Marcus Dunstan https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1729303/?ref_=tt_ov_wr

— Balthazar Getty https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001267/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— Judah Friedlander https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0295103/?ref_=tt_cl_t10

— Henry Rollins https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0738433/?ref_=tt_cl_t7

— Clu Gulager https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0347656/?ref_=tt_cl_t11

— Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085636/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Tommy Lee Wallace https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0908890/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

— Fright Night Part 2 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097390/?ref_=nm_knf_i3

— IT (mini series) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099864/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_14

— Tom Atkins https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0040662/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— The Fog https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080749/?ref_=nm_knf_i2

— Night Of The Creeps https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091630/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_41

— Stacey Nelkin https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0625030/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— Dan O’Herlihy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0641397/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

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Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— In the first Feast film, do YOU think the child death was Plot Driven, Gratuitous, both or neither? Share With Us!

— What horror films with child death do YOU think should have been on our list? Tell us now!

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Nicholas J. Hearne - The Host of The 2GuysTalkingHorror PodcastNicholas J. Hearne: Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! From early adolescence to adulthood, Nick spent his time honing his acting and writing skills, starring on stage and screen across the Midwest. In recent years, Nick has started his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, and is also a founder of Archlight Studios, both with longtime friend Jason Contini, and has become a skilled podcast editor and co-host aboard a number of different podcast efforts.

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